TITLE: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack
AUTHOR: edited by Paige Daniels and Mary Fan
SERIES: Brave New Girls
RELEASED: June 2018; Brave New Girls
GENRE: MG/YA Science Fiction
KEY INFO: all female protags, girls who can, anthology, supportive relationships
REPRESENTATION: f/f romances, trans girl, black women, asian women, tourettes, wheelchair user, girls who use assistive tech
CONTENT NOTICES: bullying, imprisonment, kidnapping, some stories have problematic racial rep
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‘THERE’S NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN, BUT THERE ARE NEW SUNS’
Octavia E. Butler
I am absolutely thrilled to take part in the cover reveal for an incredible new anthology, New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. Edited by the brilliant Nisi Shawl, author of Everfair, New Suns showcases both emerging and seasoned writers telling stories that are filled with shocking delights and powerful visions of the familiar made strange.
There is an array of stories on show in this anthology which journey across science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all of the less traveled places in between, places which free authors of stereotypes and clichéd expectations so that they can deliver dazzling new tales which will shine through as new suns on our literary horizons.
Some of the outstanding stories which you can look forward to include Blood and Bells by Karin Lowachee, The Fine Print by Chinelo Onwualu, The Shadow We Cast Through Time by Indrapramit Das, and Harvest by Rebecca Roanhorse. The anthology is introduced by the prolific actor and director LeVar Burton who played Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Nisi Shawl brings the collection to a close with her afterword.
I am absolutely over the moon about the announcement of such a fantastic anthology and am completely in love with the beautiful cover, designed by Yoshi Yoshitani. Over the past few months I’ve been fortunate enough to read some incredible anthologies, such as The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin, and am very excited about delving into the radiant stories in New Suns.
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AUTHOR: Calvin Gimpelevich
RELEASED: October 2018; Instar Books
GENRE: Speculative Fiction
KEY INFO: short stories, queer fiction, bodies, debut collection, #ownvoices
REPRESENTATION: trans women, trans men, amputee, m/m relationships, f/f relationships, transracial adoptee, people of colour,
CONTENT NOTICES: eating disorder, body dysmorphia, body dysphoria, non-consensual bodily interactions, rape, sexual abuse of a minor, body horror, abusive relationships, gaslighting, potential pedophilia, sexual realignment surgery, humiliation, police violence
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TITLE: The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories
AUTHOR: edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin
RELEASED: September 2017; Solaris
KEY INFO: anthology, diverse stories about djinn, cultural diversity
REPRESENTATION: women of color, people of color, m/m, Muslim
CONTENT NOTICES: possession of children, physically binding women, explicit sexual scenes, incest between siblings, death, torture
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